Silk Tree Nurseries can provide
hedging conifers and hedging plants in large quantity - if
you require a substantial number of any of our hedging plants,
then please email or telephone for a quote.
BAY HEDGING - Larus nobilis
Bays make superb
evergreen hedging as they are hardy, evergreen, and easy to care for,
with edible leaves that can be used for cooking - they also have a
lovely scent as you brush past them! They can be grown in low light to
full sun positions, and can even be used indoors in a light position. We
are offering some VERY LARGE 10ft inc. pot specimens for instant
screening (shown in the photo).
9ft-10ft inc. pot) £149.99
BOX HEDGING - Buxus sempivirens
Box is the ideal plant for a classic English formal
hedge, it is fully hardy and able to withstand the harshest of
winters. It can be planted 12-18inches apart for a hedge, or individual
specimens can be used for topiary specimens. Please
see our perennials section,
|Cupressus wilma - Golden Lemon Scented Conifer
Cupressus wilma is a GOLDEN specimen conifer, that
naturally grows into a cone shaped column confier. It shines golden
yellow, and holds its foliage through the harshest of winters. It is
much easier to maintain than the common Box columns you often see, does
not suffer from Box diseaeses, and does not 'burn' like Box and other
conifers often can.
Ideal in a pot, or plant them in your lawn, this specimen conifer will
only need clipping once a year to maintain an even shape and this unique
form of GOLDEN CONFIER also has a LEMON SCENT when you rub your hands
through it or brush against it!
These beautiful conifers are fully hardy OUTDOORS all year round, and
will be evergreen throughout the winter. The lower photo shows our 4.5ft
pot , 40inch (inc. pot) specimens £24.00 (A)
7L pot , approx.
pot) (shown in bottom photo) £45.00
Eleagnus ebbingei viveleg
A very tough and hardy evergreen shrub, this variety of Elaeagnus is grown for its year round variegated gold and green foliage. Growing
to no more than 2.5m in height it is an ideal specimen for a patio pot display,
a border filler, or as a hedge. Tolerant of both wind and salt. The picture
shows one of the actual specimens available at the 35litre size.
inc. pot, 3ft-4ft spread £89.99 (E)
||Green Hedging Bamboo - Phyllostachys bissetti
Phyllostachys bissetii is an often hard to find bamboo, and a much
underused one. In our opinion at Silk Tree Nurseries, this is the BEST
bamboo for screening. It is vigorous, but not classed as invasive, it is
very hardy (down to -24C!), but it's best feature is that it grows many
culms (canes) that are densely packed to create a barrier, that is
difficult to penetrate (so ideal for security) and thick with foliage so
that you cannot see through it. This is a medium sized bamboo growing to
6-8metres, but can be pruned to any height.
pot, 6ft specimens SEE BAMBOO - click
ILEX AQUIFOLIUM - Green Holly
Evergreen. The common variety of holly that is an ideal barrier against
unwanted visitors to the garden, or can be used in topiary forms.
3litre (4ft inc. pot)
Juniperus 'BLUE ARROW' - PENCIL COLUMNAR BLUE CONIFER
This is not only one of our most popular conifers, but also one of my
favourites. Juniper 'Blue Arrow' is a columnar conifer, which means it
grows high and slim, making an extremely archetectural specimens. Blue
Arrow is VERY straight and narrow, in fact almost as elegant as an
Italian Cypress, but with the benefit of having beautiful, shimmering,
light blue foliage. This conifer is EVERGREEN, so you will keep this
blue foliage all through the depths of Winter - it is totally unaffected
by wind, frost, ice - even in a pot.
7L pot, approx.
6ft (inc. pot) £34.99 (C)
Juniper 'SKY ROCKET' - PENCIL
Juniper Sky Rocket is another popular columnar conifer, and , as the
name suggests, shoots upwards - slightly faster than Blue Arrow, but
easily maintained, growing 1-2ft per year in the ground. Ideal to line a
patio or pathway, as a specimen in a pot, or as a formal and sculptural
hedge. The photo shows some of the actual stock on offer - these are pot
grown specimens which can be planted any time of the year.
grown) 5ft (inc. pot) £24.99 (B)
||PHOTINIA RED ROBIN
Evergreen. Beautiful red Spring foliage. Becoming very popular as an
exotic and unusual hedge is the beautiful Photinia Red Robin. This fully
hardy EVERGREEN plant grows to only 10ft, and can be clipped to any
height to form a dense hedge. The Photinia is grown for its superb
Spring foliage of fire red which blazes across each plant for a
spectacular display. These plants can be used in the exotic garden as
stand alone shrubs and bushes, or can be planted 2-3ft apart to form a
(4ft inc. pot) £29.99
Large Round Leaf Laurel EVERGREEN
A superb hedging laurel which can be used as a standalone plant or as a
formal hedge which can be tightly clipped. Very hardy and evergreen.
3litre pot (3ft plant)
15litre pot (5ft plant,
POT (not rootballed), 3-4ft spread
Portugese Laurel EVERGREEN
The ideal evergreen hedging tree, or specimen evergreen
The Portugese Laurel is popular because of its
reliability as an evergreen throughout the winter, and its ability to
keep its leaves throughout the hardest of winters. Also, this beautiful
glossy leaved tree does not seem to be a target for caterpillars and
does not suffer chewed leaves in the summer like other Prunus.
2litre pot (approx.
2ft-2inch inc. pot)
EVERGREEN BURGLAR HEDGE!
Pyracantha is grown for its amazing display of autumn berries, as well
as for its unique ability to act as a fence against burglars or unwanted
animals such as cats, rabbits and dogs! This very easy to care for plant
has 1/2 to 1inch thorns all over the branches. It is reliably EVERGREEN,
giving interest all year round, with small white flowers in late Spring
and in autumn a stunning display of bright scarlet berries which cover
the plant from head to toe.
Pyracantha can make an effective guard against unwanted visitors, and
can be grown as a hedge - or plant back border for an autumn display of
(9ft-10ft inc. pot )£69.99 (E)
(3 in stock)
GOLD & GREEN
The Leylandii conifer is still the best selling and
most popular conifer for screen hedging in the UK today, and
deservedly so. This conifer will grow at up to 3ft per year in the
ground, and can form a dense hedge in a short space of time. Once they
reach your required height, then simply prune them once a year to keep
them at this height. They will last 50 years or more in this way.
Used as a screening conifer, they can be planted 2-3ft apart.
Leylandii are fully hardy anywhere in the UK. The photo to the left
shows some of our 10litre gold specimens.
5litre GREEN Leylandii
(approx. 4ft inc. pot)